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Choice

Football Field. Wins and Losses
Choice
February 5, 2017

What Can We Learn from Loss?

How does it feel to lose? Last night's Super Bowl Game was rough for Falcons fans. It's easy to feel defeated when your loyalties are on the losing side of history. After a big win, most of us know how to celebrate. We come together, we toast, we eat, we dance, we laugh, we unite. In loss, we don't always…
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silver lining
Being the ChangeChoiceCourageThought Provoking
March 24, 2016

We Have a Choice.

The world is doing some pretty crazy things right now. Between Brussels, Nigeria, and the current political situation and actions in the US, I often feel dumbfounded, angry, and deeply saddened. This is to say nothing of the recent GoFundMe campaigns from friends who are raising money for their baby girl who needs major heart surgery, a friend from high school…
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chairs
ChoiceLife changing momentsWhy not?
March 27, 2015

Let’s Start a Movement

6 Months to Live began November 11, 2009 as a personal 6-month experiment, and more than two years later, it has grown into a life philosophy. Today the blog has almost 26,000 visits, nearly 450 subscribers, and is soon to be a web TV show. I am so grateful and honored by all of you who read, comment, like, subscribe,…
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New Vistas in 2014!
Choice
February 4, 2014

Make It Your Best Year Yet!

On New Year's Day, I wrote on someone's Facebook wall: "I wish you the very best this year; I know that this is going to be a great year for all of us." The person replied, "I hope so..." I was struck by the passivity of this response, as if unseen forces completely dictated this person's future and he had…
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Homer, Alaska -- Photo by Allison Gergley
Choice
August 12, 2013

Invest in What You Love!

"Where you invest your love, you invest your life."  -"Awake My Soul" by Mumford & Sons Almost 4 years ago, I had just moved to San Francisco. I took a huge leap of faith in moving to California and when I finally landed my dream job, I had $200 left in my bank account. I desperately needed a new comforter,…
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It's time to walk across
Choice
October 15, 2012

The Best Adventures Begin with Choice

Most epic stories or adventures begin with a dramatic life change. Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, decided to go on an incredible journey to Italy, India, and Indonesia after a devastating break up. Elliot's life was completely turned upside down when E.T. arrived. Queen Elizabeth I took the throne as England's first sole female monarch after the death of her…
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Bhutan Temple, Photo from www.bhutan.com / Video by Pogo
AcceptanceChoiceCourageHeartLifeLife changing momentsPurpose
January 29, 2012

Writing Your Life, Part 2

First off, I want to thank everyone for their thoughtful, kind, and wise comments on my initial post, Writing Your Life. One of the many things I've learned and gained from this ongoing experiment in living is to be open and vulnerable (see The V Word) with others. I'm deeply grateful to everyone for listening and commiserating on questions we…
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Imagine the Impossible
ChoiceCourageHeartLifeLife changing momentspassionQuestions that CountSoulTrust
December 30, 2011

Cleaning House: Making Room for a New Year

The Chinese have a beautiful tradition for Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year. Each family cleans their house thoroughly before the end of the year. In mopping, dusting, and sweeping every nook and cranny, the old energy of the previous year is cleared away, and there is space for the new. On the first day of the new year (according…
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